The surprising coach dismissal of former West Brom coach Darren Moore caused many question marks in the Baggies last season. Interim solution James Shan was able to defend the fourth place in the table, but had to cancel in the semifinals of the ascent playoffs. In the summer, Slaven Bilic was introduced as the new coach of the Baggies.
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The Croat can boast a lot of experience and should bring continuous success with his discipline. In his first competitive games as a new West Brom coach Bilic could get seven points to the Championship prelude. But there was still no success in the home crowd. If it is on Wednesday evening so far, at West Brom against Reading odds of 1.67 could be tapped for a tip on the home side.
In contrast to the Baggies the guests from Reading celebrated with two defeats no successful debut. The Royals have but recently recorded three important points in the home game against Cardiff and now want to take countable from the Hawthorns. Reading continues to rely on the services of Portuguese coach José Gomes, who has been in office since December last year.
The 28-point return to the Championship in the second half of the season was not very promising under Gomes, so it remains to be seen if the strong performance against Cardiff on the final day will be a fluke.
West Brom – Statistics & Current Form
Slaven Bilic should judge the baggies. The experienced Croatian coach returns to the island after his short adventure in Saudi Arabia and is to help West Bromwich Albion to rise. With his discipline and his game concept, the Croat wants to guarantee baggies long-term success.
So far, the yield could be seen in the Championship, although his team has since adopted from the EFL Cup. His game system is mainly based on the short passing game, which places as much emphasis on game control as possible.
Even at Bliic’s time with Besiktas, the safe combination game with odds of over 80% was one of the success factors. His concept was also well received by West Ham. Participating in the promotion playoffs is the minimum goal in his commitment to baggies in the second English league.
Players like Burke, Austin or Phillips can make a difference on offense. Even midfielder Jake Livermore is one of the key players in the squad, with his Abräumer mentality is the 29 -year-old but a ticking time bomb. At the home game against Reading, no major changes in the squad are expected.
Failures of Robson canoe and Brunt will certainly be bearable for Baggies coach Bilic. Center-back Ahmed Hegazy will also miss the home game due to injury. As with the match against Luton, the center-back duo will be formed by Ajayi and Bartley. If West Bromwich are able to build on the recent performance and have a better chance than in the game against Luton, a home victory over Reading seems a mere formality.
Expected formation of West Brom:
➲ Johnstone – Ferguson, Ajayi, Bartley, Gibbs – Sawyers, Livermore – Phillips, Krovinovic, Diangana – Zohore
Last matches of West Brom:
⚽️ 17.08.2019 – Luton Town Vs. West Bromwich Albion 1: 2 (Championship)
⚽️ 13.08.2019 – West Bromwich Albion Vs. FC Millwall 1: 2 (League Cup)
⚽️ 10.08.2019 – West Bromwich Albion Vs. FC Millwall 1: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 03.08.2019 – Nottingham Forest Vs. West Bromwich Albion 1: 2 (Championship)
⚽️ 26.07.2019 – West Bromwich Albion Vs. Bournemouth 0: 0 (friendly)
Reading – Statistics & Current Form
The Royals have impressively returned with their recent 3-0 win over Cardiff. After two defeats to the championship kick-off the euphoria in the new season was quickly fizzled.
But not only Reading was able to breathe a sigh of relief with the two recent successes, but also the Portuguese coach José Gomes. The Royals coach was already on thin ice after the weak start to the season and must deliver good results in the future as well.
“We have more than earned the clear result with our strong teamwork. The result could also have been higher given the numerous chances. ” – Jose Gomes
Already last season, the Royals under Gomes had not really convinced and presented one of the worst defensive of the Championship. Reading recorded only two wins in 23 away games. The more unlikely a West Brom vs. Reading prediction appears to us.
The recent performance of Reading against Cardiff should not be diminished. The Gomes team had created numerous opportunities in the strong home appearance. Cardiff got off lightly. Especially new signing Puscas knew to convince with his brace in the first half.
The 23-year-old Romanian was the most expensive transfer in the summer. The eight million euro transfer fee seems to be well invested according to the recent fictitious mood. True to the motto “Never change a winning team”, there will probably be no big changes in the duel against baggies. Blackett and Obita are injured due to injury. Even a point win of the Royals is rewarded at West Brom against Reading with lucrative odds.
Expected lineup of Reading:
➲ Rafael – Moore, Miazga, Morrison – Yiadom – Richards, Ejaria, Pele, Swift – Joao, Puscas
Last Games from Reading:
⚽️ 18.08.2019 – Reading vs. Cardiff City 3: 0 (Championship)
⚽️ 13.08.2019 – Wycombe Wanderers Vs. Reading 1: 1 (League Cup)
⚽️ 10.08.2019 – Hull Vs. Reading 2: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 03.08.2019 – Reading vs. Sheffield Wednesday 1: 3 (Championship)
⚽️ 28.07.2019 – Reading vs. Chelsea 3: 4 (Friendly Match)
West Brom vs Reading Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
For the 29th time West Bromwich meet Albion and Reading in their club history. Reading leads with a score of 11-8-9 the direct comparison against the baggies. On average, in the games between the two clubs fell 2.82 hits per game.
Prior to the scoreless duel last season, West Brom beat Reading to a tally of over 2.5 goals three times in a row. The baggies have lost none of their last ten home games against Reading. There was a 4-1 home win by West Brom over Reading last season.
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Under the Croatian instructor Slaven Bilic West Brom is one of the narrow circle of promotion favorites. The baggies last presented themselves in a strong shape, even if the chance utilization left much to be desired. After the dominant appearance at Luton, it is now in the Hawthorns to record the first home win under the new coach Bilic.
Meanwhile, Reading has had plenty of self-confidence with their 3-0 home win over Cardiff, but the Royals’ performance at home should not be overstated. The Royals were in the last season, especially on foreign terrain not in great shape, which is why a similar performance on Wednesday evening is not expected.
Key Facts – West Brom vs Reading Tips
📌 Reading won only two out of 23 away games last season.
📌 The Royals celebrated a surprising 3-0 victory over Cardiff on Matchday.
📌 Under the new coach Slaven Bilic West Bromwich belongs to the narrow circle of promotion favorites.
West Brom, on the other hand, was already strong at home in the last season and wants to extend his record this season under Slaven Bilic. So far, there was no success in the competitive games in front of home crowd, the EFL Cup game against Millwall has little meaning.
On Wednesday night we would assume a home win and place at West Brom vs Reading our tip for proper odds on HT 1 / FT 1. At odds of 2.50 in the top we risk a bet of six units.
Prediction Today: HT 1 / FT 1
Stake: 6/10 units